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"I need help with the image i have attached. I got this images from the internet. i have erased the backgroung and now i'm left with the text outline. Now i want to warp this image into arc, flag, rise style like we do warp text. Is it possible that i can do it?"


Warping Images using the Warp Transformation

Yes, this is not a difficult task, and after some practice, you can warp images into virtually any shape you wish.

NOTE Create Space: Your first step should be to add enough working space around the object to accommodate the warped image.
Choose: Image > Canvas Size and add space. I usually just double the size.

I will usually also drag a copy of the image by dragging its layer to the New Layer icon at the bottom right of the Layers Palette. This preserves the original.

NOTE Begin Transformation: Now choose: Edit > Transform > Warp
This presents you with a spline-mesh covering the image.

NOTE Select a Warp Shape: From the Options bar, note the "Custom" pull-down menu. This allows you to select any shape you wish to begin with. Here, you can select from a lot of different shapes, and Photoshop will set up the warp mesh to match.

auto warp

NOTE Modifying the Warp Shape: Turn your attention to the Options Bar and you find a series of entry fields where you can modify the shapes. It's a good idea to make a mental note of the default settings.
Changing these settings will help modify and fine-tune your auto shape.

Select Options

If you wish to try your own hand at setting up the shape, or you have a pre-defined shape to adhere to, then you'll want to leave the Warp settings at Custom. For instance, perhaps you might have a coffee mug, or other container you want your image wrapped around. Perfect for packaging. Or, perhaps you're putting a tattoo on a human body, and you want it to follow the contour of the body. Again, and easy task using the Custom Warp Operations.

As this tutorial continues, we'll take a look at Custom Warp Operations.


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